Rutgers Will Hire Kyle Flood As Permanent Head Coach, According To Reports

It's been an interesting day for Rutgers football. As if it wasn't interesting and shocking enough when Greg Schiano left the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job, things got more fun Monday when reports emerged that FIU's Mario Cristobal would take the Rutgers job. That report was shot down a few hours later, and Cristobal will stay in Florida.

Plan B was apparently the Scarlet Knights' offensive line coach Kyle Flood. CBS Sports' Brett McMurphy broke the news on Monday evening. The 41-year-old Flood was named interim head coach when Schiano left for Tampa Bay and has been a Rutgers assistant since 2005.

NJ.com also confirmed the news independently, though the school has not yet confirmed the hiring themselves. Cristobal reportedly turned down the job on Monday after several hours of negotiations, leading the Scarlet Knights to go with an in-house hire. This will be Flood's first career head coaching job after 19 years as an assistant coach in college football.

For more on the Scarlet Knights, visit Rutgers blog On the Banks, Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York.

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